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10 Days Uganda  gorilla tours and wildlife safaris

10 Days Uganda  gorilla tours and wildlife safaris

10 Days Uganda  gorilla tours and wildlife safaris takes you to different Uganda gorilla tours National Parks in the western part of the country where 85% of national parks of Uganda are located, you will experience the how forest and Savannah vary in different parks. Parks to visit include Murchison fall national park famous for its Murchison falls, waters of the Nile peruse through a narrow gorge forming the magnificent falls, wildlife in the park like the tree species, birds, crocodiles, hippos, lions, elephants among others.

10 Days Uganda  gorilla tours and wildlife safaris

Kibale National Park this park is home to 13 primate species in its Kibale forest like baboons, chimpanzees, monkeys and other wildlife species making the best destination for Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park, this park is the most famous and visited National Park in Uganda, it derives its name from the late Queen of England Queen Elizabeth II, this park is home to the famous climbing lions in Ishasha sector, elephants, hippos, leopards, buffaloes, crocodile in the Kazinga channel that divides lake Gorge from Edward and various bird species, this park is the best for game drives and boat cruise on the Kazinga channel. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park this Park  for  Uganda gorilla trekking tours, this is home to half of the remaining mountain gorillas in the word which are harbored in its Bwindi Forest for Uganda mountain gorilla tours, this forest is referred to as Africa’s true jungle because of its thick and impenetrable vegetation cover. Lake Mburo National Park this is the closes park to Kampala/ Entebbe and for those that prefer shorter distances this is your destination, it harbors the highest number of zebras found almost everywhere in the park and eland impalas, various bird species and very many wildlife species the you will explore during your 10 days Uganda safari.

Brief itinerary of 10 Days Uganda  gorilla tours and wildlife safaris

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls

Day 2: Murchison Game drive and the Nile Boat Cruise

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale

Day 4: chimpanzee trekking – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth

Day 5: Game drive & Launch cruise

Day 6: Forest walk and chimpanzee tracking

Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 8: Gorilla tracking and Community walk

Day 9: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Day 10: Return to Kampala

Detailed itinerary of 10 Days Uganda  gorilla tours and wildlife safaris

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls national park

10 Days Uganda  gorilla tours and wildlife safaris

On the first day of 10 Days Uganda  gorilla tours and wildlife safaris your guide driver will pick you from the airport, have breakfast and start up your journey to Murchison falls National Park via Masindi, the drives takes a distance of 305 km from Kampala to the largest park of Uganda, a stopover in Masindi for lunch and embark on your journey on reaching the park you will see a number of wildlife species because the park is home to over 451 bird species, 76 mammals. Check in at the lodge of your choice and visit the eye-catching Murchison fall that peruse through a narrow gorge, these waters make a roar as they fall, you will notice that ground actually shakes which is very interesting, the falls also make a rainbow. After the visit head to the lodge for dinner and Overnight.

Accommodation Options; Paraa safari lodge (Luxury), Fort Murchison/ Pakuba Safari lodge (Mid-range), Red chilli Rest Camp/ Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget) Meal Plan; Full Board.

Day 2: Murchison Game drive and the Nile Boat Cruise

On this day 2 of 10 Days Uganda  gorilla tours and wildlife safaris, you will have breakfast very early in the morning, with your guide driver and a park ranger head for a game drive, the drive makes it easier to spot the animals like lions, buffaloes, antelopes, elephants in the Savannah. You will surely enjoy Uganda’s wilderness, which your lucky enough you can even spot the lions hunting and other species grazing making the drive more interesting. After the drive you will head back at the lodge for lunch and later in the afternoon you will have a boat cruise on the Victoria Nile up to the bottom of the falls giving you a chance of watching the magnificent waterfalls and appreciate its beauty, sighting on the falls will be a very rewarding activity. Animals like elephants, crocodiles, hippos, Buffaloes, water bucks, a number of bird species like fish eagle, storks among others will be seen. After the cruise you will hike up to the top of the fall, meet your driver and head back to the lodge for dinner and a night stay.

Accommodation Options; Paraa safari lodge (Luxury), Fort Murchison/ Pakuba Safari lodge (Mid-range), Red chilli Rest Camp/ Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget) Meal Plan; Full Board.

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale national park

10 Days Uganda  gorilla tours and wildlife safaris

After breakfast in the morning on the  third day of 10 Days Uganda  gorilla tours and wildlife safaris, check out of the lodge as you say your goodbyes to the interesting Murchison falls National Park and embark on your journey of approximately 317.4 km to Kibale national park and unveil a new and rewarding adventure, on your way you will see the gorgeous scenery of the country side. You will have a stop in fort portal for lunch en-route to the park on the way, you will see the Rwenzori ranges which is very amazing to watch. On reaching the park you will check in at the lodge and Later go for a nature walk in the Bigodi wetlands home of a number of primates and bird species, after head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation Option; Ndali lodge/ primates lodge / Kyaninga lodge/ chimp nest lodge Meal Plan; Full Board.

Day 4: chimpanzee trekking – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park 

Day 4 of 10 Days Uganda  gorilla tours and wildlife safaris activity requires you to wake up very early in the morning, have a very early breakfast after which your guide driver will take you to the park head quarters for briefing about the dose and don’ts while in Kibale forest. The forest harbors 13 primate species, you will go for chimpanzee trekking as well as spotting other primates like baboons, monkeys, bird species and other wildlife. Searching for these creatures can run from 2-6 hours of tracking, it’s a little bit tiresome and hectic, on meeting these primates it will wash away all the bad experiences encountered and be very rewarding, you will be given an hour watching them play, breast feed, communicate among others. Chimpanzees are very exciting and close encounter will reward you with a memorable experience of the trip, tracking chimpanzee in their nature home sounds horrible yet it’s one of the things one should do before leaving the world. These primates share 80% of human DNA. After tracking head back to the lodge for lunch, later check out of the lodge and head to Queen Elizabeth National Park on arrival in the park you will notice that the sky seems to be toughing the ground which is very unique and pleasant to see, check in at the lodge of your choice have dinner and rest for the night as you prepare for the adventure in Queen Elizabeth National Park because it has a diversity of Uganda’s ecosystems such as the savannah, wetlands, lakes, crater lakes like Nyamunuka, Kazinga channel, forests and over 600 bird species.

Accommodation Options; Mweya safari lodge/ Katara lodge/ Mazike valley lodge (Up market), Bush lodge/ Ihamba safari lodge/ Twin lakes lodge (Mid-range), Mweya Hotels/Bush lodge in Tents (Budget) Meal Plan; Full Board.

Day 5: Game drive & Launch  boot cruise 

On day 5 of 10 Days Uganda  gorilla tours and wildlife safaris, there are two game drives in Queen Elizabeth, the morning and evening game drives, these give you a ease the hustle of searching for the wild animals. Wild animals like lions hide away from the sun during day making it hard to be spotted hence the game drive being the best solution for this. In order to enjoy this activity your required to wake up very early and go for the drive with a ranger in 4WD vehicle with your guide driver. You will have high chances of spotting on buffaloes, waterbucks, giraffes, and leopard by chance, different bird species. After the game drive head back to the lodge for late breakfast and later have lunch.

After lunch head to the Kazinga channel for a boat cruise, you will spot more animals like elephants, crocodiles, hippos, water bucks and various bird species. After the cruise head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation Options; Mweya safari lodge/ Katara lodge/ Mazike valley lodge (Up market), Bush lodge/ Ihamba safari lodge/ Twin lakes lodge (Mid-range), Mweya Hotels/Bush lodge in Tents (Budget) Meal Plan; Full Board.

Day 6: Forest walk and chimpanzee tracking

After a relaxed morning breakfast head for a forest walk in the Maramagambo forest led by those that know the trails of the forest better, you will see different bird species, bat caves and pythons. In order to participate in this activity your supposed to be reasonably fit, after head to kyambura gorge and trek chimpanzees, After all the hustle head back to the lodge for lunch and rest. Later in the evening go for an evening game drive and spot on lions, elephants, hippos, buffalos, Kobs, bird species among others. Head back to the lodge for dinner and rest.

Accommodation Options; Mweya safari lodge/ Katara lodge/ Mazike valley lodge (Up market), Bush lodge/ Ihamba safari lodge/ Twin lakes lodge (Mid-range), Mweya Hotels/Bush lodge in Tents (Budget) Meal Plan; Full Board.

Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 7 of 10 Days Uganda  gorilla tours and wildlife safaris, after breakfast, check out of the lodge and depart Kibale as you head to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via the Ishasha sector, you will see lions, elephants, buffaloes among others. Stop overs for lunch will be provided and embark on the journey, on your way you will view banana plantations, tea plantations and the green cover of the areas. Up on reaching the park check in at the lodge of your choice, Have dinner and rest for the night.

10 Days Uganda  gorilla tours and wildlife safaris

Accommodation Options; Mahogany springs/ Chameleon Hill/ Silver back lodge/ Buhoma lodge (Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp/ Bakiga lodge/ Ichumbi Gorilla safari lodge (Mid-range), Ruhija Gorilla friends camp/ Rushaga Gorilla camp (Budget) Meal Plan; Full Board.

Day 8: Gorilla tracking and Community walk

 The eight day of  10 Days Uganda  gorilla tours and wildlife safaris, Compared to chimpanzee trekking, you will wake up very early in the morning have breakfast, the guide driver will pick you up and head to the park headquarters for briefing from the park rangers on dos and don’ts while in the forest. Your required to carry parked lunch, enough drinking water, hiking shoes, rain jacket, and a walking stick which is available for hire at the park headquarters. At 8:00 am set off for gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest, trekking can range from 2-6 hours in search depending on where the gorillas hosted the previous night and, on their locomotion, on meeting Man’s closest cousins, they are referred to as Man’s closest cousins because they carry 95% of man’s DNA. On meeting these Apes, you will be allocated one hour to spend with them in their natural habitat, you will experience how they communicate, play, feed and breast feed. It really a rewarding experience once you encounter with these creatures, all the memories of the long distance and hiking the thick forests will be erased and you get filled with the most rewarding activity of a life time. These endangered gorillas can’t be found any where else out side their nature habitat. after return to the lodge and relax. Later in evening either remain at the lodge or go for a community walk in the Batwa community, The Batwa people are the indigenous group of people that lived in the forest before it was conserved. After head back at the lodge have dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation Options; Mahogany springs/ Chameleon Hill/ Silver back lodge/ Buhoma lodge (Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp/ Bakiga lodge/ Ichumbi Gorilla safari lodge (Mid-range), Ruhija Gorilla friends camp/ Rushaga Gorilla camp (Budget) Meal Plan; Full Board.

Day 9: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, on day  9 of 10 Days Uganda  gorilla tours and wildlife safaris travel to Lake Mburo National Park the drive is approximately 6-7 hours, through the terraced hills, forests, banana plantations make a very wonderful outstanding scenery in Kabale. After lunch in Mbarara proceed to Lake Mburo National Park home of over 332 bird species, a large number of zebras and impala, warthogs, topis, waterbucks, buffaloes among others. On your arriver you spot zebras almost every where in the park, go for a boat cruise spotting bird, crocodiles, hippos, zebras etc. Check in at the lodge of your choice have dinner and rest for the night.

Accommodation options; Mihingo lodge (Luxury)/ Rwakobo lodge (Mid-range)/ Rwonyo Rest Camp (Budget) Meal Plan; Full Board.

Day 10: Return to Kampala

Have breakfast on the last day of 10 Days Uganda  gorilla tours and wildlife safaris, go for a game drive where you will see zebras, impalas, warthogs, antelopes among others, after proceed to Kampala, lunch will be served in Masaka, another stop at the Equator take as many photos as possible, proceed to Kampala reaching in the evening, the driver will either drop you at the airport or at a hotel in Kampala, this mark the end of your 10 Days Uganda  gorilla tours and wildlife safaris

PRICE INCLUDE

Gorilla permit

Rhino tracking permit

Chimpanzee trekking permits

Bottled water

English specking guide driver

Park entrance fees

Boat ride fees

PRICE EXCLUDES

Visas

International flights

Laundry services

Tips

Alcoholic drinks

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